Mining Electrical Maintenance                 & Safety Association      

MEMSA  - Networking and Sharing Knowledge
 in the New Millenium





2017 MEMSA Technical Symposium

 The 2017 MEMSA Technical Symposium will be held
Thursday September 7, 2017 
with reception on the arrival evening of Wednesday September 6.
Practical Training [Hosted by Flanders]  Wednesday with Registration

Hands-on Sessions are Free for Mining Company Employee Registrants


Location: Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach Florida  - to register click on the Hotel Registration tab

 Overview:  A full day of Safety and Technical Sessions of presentations on Thursday. Will include safety topics, training, and technical sessions selected to provide real value.

Registration is easy!  :  All the event information, agenda and registration as an attendee, presenter, or for display space can be handled by only one click on the link below to enter the site - all options are available from links on the registration page.


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Quick Reference - Overall Program

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

♦ Conference Registration Starts 3:00 pm

♦ Practical Training [hosted by Flanders & DCS]
        Free for Registered Mining Employees

9:00AM to 4:00 PM, conference room location to be announced - Mine employees only, MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.

Session 1:    Ward Leonard Loop Control And Loop Balance Corrections

Time:  9:00 AM to 12:00 noon

Presented By Flanders,       taught by Rick Scherer / PE

Time:  9:00 AM to 12:00 noon

Session 2:    Substation Basics And Relay Settings

Time:  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Presented by DCS,               taught by Dave Barrett

Location:  In Sheraton Sand Key Meeting Room [to be determined]

Requirements for attending the FREE training day are:

 + Attendees must be employed at an actual mining company (no vendors)

 + Attendees must register for MEMSA conference (not just attend the free training on Wednesday)

 + You MUST register in advance - no cost, but must meet the criteria above

Conference Registration Starts 3:00 pm

Hospitality Suite 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 Registration 7:00 to 9:30 am

 Technical Papers and Safety Topics

8:00 AM          Keynote address     
                       Steve Fiscor 
 Editor & Publisher,               A Recovery Begins?
                       E&MJ and Coal Age

9:00 AM          Jonathan Woodham, Flanders                   AC dragline upgrade for Titan America

10:15 AM        Bill Horvath, TMEIC                                   Transformer Basics

11:00 AM        Dave Barrett, Drives & Control Systems     Dragline Digital Control Retrofit

1:00 PM          Eric Mills, North American Coal                 Safety Upgrades At Bisti Mine

2:15 PM          Rudy Wodrich, IRISS                               Enhancing Electrical
Surveillance Systems

3:15 PM         Lionel  Weseen, Westmoreland Coal,       Main Substation CB Failure
Presented by Rick Scherer

4:15 PM          Business Meeting

5:30 PM          Networking/Hospitality until 7 PM

7:00 PM          Banquet

 Exhibits During the Symposium 

 Safety Presentations and Discussions